March 11th Assembly with candidates for Illinois Attorney General

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The four IL IAF affiliates - DuPage United, Fox River Valley Initiative, Lake County United and United Power for Action and Justice - assembled 1257 leaders from the across four counties in Northern Illinois to meet with all 10 candidates for Illinois Attorney General - 8 Democrats and 2 Republicans in advance of the March 20th Primary election.  This is the first time in 15 years that the office for Attorney General is truly up for grabs in Illinois.  The four IAF affiliates were seeking to establish a mature, reciprocal and productive relationship with the next Attorney General. To that end, they won a commitment from each candidate to meet with the four organizations within 30 days of the November election, if elected.  They also heard each candidates' response to how they would work to address four key issue areas of the organizations: reducing incarceration of people with mental illness and/or addiction, affordable housing, engaging gun manufacturers to make us safer and stopping flow of illegal guns and 24 hour response to any crisis or hate crime.